This illustrated volume offers instruction for creating professional colored pencil illustrations of flowers, foliage, fruits, and other botanical subjects. The author instructs in the use of both water-soluble and oil-based colored pencils, and presents progressive illustrations that demonstrate the rendering of an artwork from start to completion. She advises on choosing materials and offers guidelines for getting to know each flower or plant before starting an illustration. Covers the aspects of working with colored pencils, including underpainting, layering and burnishing, mixing and building up color. She also presents works by other botanical artists to show students a range of styles.